Week 5 I'm halfway through 10 more blocks to go! The top block is called Red Cross. I know I made them yellow but I have to spread the colors so thats what I came up with. The bottom block is the Rolling Squares block. I laid all the blocks out so far and I think this is going to be one gorgeous quilt when I get done. The colors are so vivid against the white background. This is going to be a special gift for a special girl in my life, I hope she likes it.
Week 4 : Moving right along. The top block is the Riviera block. I have had the floral fabric I used in the middle and the border for so long and every time I went through my stash I thought to myself, why do I have this fabric? I think I have always liked it because of its bold colorful busy- ness. I could never find anything to go with it so I have had it for a long long time. I found the perfect fit with this block and am delighted with the outcome.
The bottom block is the Dakota Star. This one is made with a vintage fabric. I love this block and wouldn't mind making a whole quilt of this one.
This is a basket and mug rug I made for my quickie valentine swap partner. It's been sent but I had to mail it out of the country. I sure hope it makes it there by valentines day! Hope you like it partner, it was a lot of fun to make it for you.
Yet another scrappy project, the Amy Butler weekender bag. I made one in November and it ended up being a Christmas gift for my best friend Becca. I was originally going to keep the first one and make her one but as you know the holidays creep up and I ran out of time, so she got the first one. She loved it. As you know the first time you follow a pattern you do everything in order and whatever it says you do it, but the whole time you are thinking to yourself if I ever do this pattern again I am going to do it this way, I am going to change this and so on. Well here is bag number 2 and although I think the improvements are good there are still some things I would change if I ever attempt this bag again. I am so tempted to give the pattern away so I will never be tempted to do it again, but the little devil inside of me says third times a charm. So we'll see.........
As I mentioned in my other post I have been making things with the never ending scrap basket so here is another project I made with scraps, I had so much fun with the first one I whipped up 3 more. These adorable fabric baskets were a easy quick project. I think its quite addictive, and putting the colors together was a lot of fun.
I started my first sew along of the year with Sukie. We are sewing the blocks from the Vintage Revival Quilt book. We are sewing 2 blocks a week for 10 weeks and then putting the blocks together to make a quilt. Here are my 1st two blocks. The top purple block is the classic tea leaf block and the bottom green one is the the classic double Z block. My fabric choices are from my scrap basket paired up with Kona white. I have decided that I have more scraps than I will ever use so I am on a mission to use them and this is the perfect project. I have been making several projects with the never ending scrap basket and I will post again shortly with the finished projects.
I am a mother of 5 great kids and three cute cats. I have the most wonderful husband who is my biggest fan and bestest friend. I try to live a simple life and surround myself with positive supporting friends and family.I have always been artsy and love to create things. I also enjoy crossword puzzles and reading. I love all animals which is apparent in the designs I do for my bags, but my favorites are turtles, elephants and owls. My kids inspire me daily even though they are mostly grown, I still feel like I learn so much from them, they are what I was put on this earth to do and having them and raising them was the most important job I ever had and I love every minute of it.